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The Central Lakes Cycle David Grotberg Memorial 24/7 Duathlon, held on Sept. 24, attracted keen athletes from all over the region. The course featured a 20-mile bike leg that ran from Fergus Falls to Dalton, a subsequent 4-mile run and finished with another cycling circuit of seven miles.

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Soapy Puppy is a full-service pet grooming business in Fergus Falls that will soon be changing locations due to an increased demand from area pet owners, along with an expanded range of services, adding pet boarding to their repertoire and a new business name to boot — Soapy Puppy Bed & …

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During October, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fisheries crews will be busy harvesting and stocking walleye fingerlings all across the state. In Otter Tail County, DNR Fisheries will harvest and stock walleye fingerlings into seventeen lakes. These lakes include Adley, Norway, Ro…

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Prior articles have covered recent changes to the curriculum at Fergus Falls Public Schools and how technology is used to augment instruction. In today’s world, it is essential that students also acquire technology skills as part of their educational experience. This article will discuss tho…

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While area school districts are comprised of a vast network of academic and auxiliary staff to deliver a quality and thorough school experience, the school boards of independent districts throughout the state serve as behind-the-scenes student advocates who ensure the management of such orga…

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Kids will be kids; but what if they take things too far? Who gets to determine how far is too far? These are questions circulating the community following rumors and reports of misconduct on behalf of student athletes that play on the Fergus Falls Otters varsity boys soccer and football teams.

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Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is privileged to announce that NeTia Bauman, CEO of the non-profit economic development organization, recently earned a certified economic developer (CEcD) designation. Conferred by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the CEcD status is recognize…

Gov. Tim Walz announced an increase in public safety resources to address crime and gun violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul during the last week. In addition, Walz honored Medal of Honor recipients and veterans, made an appointment for the Minnesota Department of Corrections and joined othe…

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Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in catching the driver and occupants of a stolen vehicle near Fergus Falls, on Sep. 24.

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While old hay rakes, retired tractors and healthy deer populations are common sights throughout Otter Tail County, residents traveling area gravel roads are likely to come across a bird that has become emblematic of bountiful seasons to come and has even earned the title of state bird in nei…

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The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance will present the region’s first Metal Arts Festival, on Sept. 24, from 12 to 5 p.m., at the Stevens County Fairgrounds, in Morris. This free event will feature live music from steel drum band Island Time, a metal art contest with $600 in cash prizes …

What is homecoming anyway? Who is it for and what is it all about? The answers are simple, right? Everyone knows that homecoming is that first big event of the fall where the high school is buzzing with school spirit and excitement. There are dress up days, a coronation, a parade and various…

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Can Department of Natural Resources’ fisheries biologists predict how good walleye fishing on some lakes will be four years in advance? They can, by using a walleye sampling technique known as fall electrofishing. Electrofishing assessments are scheduled annually in September on six lakes in…

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To the sound of thunderous applause from numerous children and families that attended the Sept. 19 Fergus Falls City Council session, Phase II of the Downtown Riverfront project bid was awarded to Comstock Construction, making a splash pad in downtown Fergus Falls a reality, as well as a hug…

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With the addition of a new position, Daily Journal Media announced on Tuesday that Heather Kantrud has been named as general manager of the multimedia news company.

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According to the most recent American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half a million Minnesotans report a disability, equating to roughly 10.9% of the state’s population. Disabilities defined by the agency fall within the realms of hearing, vision, cognitive, …

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Candidates have been out pounding the pavement — making connections and answering questions raised by community members in preparation of what is suspected to be tight contention in the Nov. 8 general election in Otter Tail County and Fergus Falls as well as Minnesota, as a whole.

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Gov. Tim Walz announced last week a newly proposed comprehensive climate plan, visited nurses on picket lines, met with members of Taiwan’s agriculture industry to strengthen trade partnerships, announced appointments and received his updated bivalent COVID-19 booster at the state capitol.

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Deputy Carla Doll is a 7-year veteran in the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and has begun the school year in the Underwood School District as the new school resource officer. The partnership with the school district enhances the safety of students and staff while building relationships i…

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A boat fell off a trailer blocking the right lane on Sep. 15 near the intersection of County Highway 83 and North Silver Lake Road about five miles northwest of West Battle Lake.

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With the fall equinox fast approaching and cooler temperatures heralding a season of harvest and change, residents throughout Otter Tail County are beginning to observe ever-popular eclectic fruit stands emerging throughout the countryside and area communities.

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While corn and soybean fields appear endless throughout much of rural Minnesota’s landscape, the land of 10,000 lakes leads the nation in sugar beet production – in the past 10 years Minnesota has accounted for between 30 and 35 percent of all production within the United States.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College has been chosen as the new host of the West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center for a three-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2023. M State was selected for its proven commitment to business development, existing resources, large ge…

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MNsure, the state’s health insurance marketplace, recently announced over $4.2 million in grant awards to 22 organizations to support increased outreach and enrollment help in communities across the state. Called the Navigator Grant Program, it aims to target those individuals who have falle…

As I began writing about the updates to the district’s curriculum, it quickly became apparent that the topic was too large in scope for a single article. This column will focus on how we utilize technology to augment instruction. Next week will dive into the specific technology knowledge and…

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Mother and daughter Ottertail artists Shirlee Aho Daulton and Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy have joined creative forces for a shared exhibition at M State’s Waage Gallery at the Fergus Falls campus, which is now on display now through Oct. 27.

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The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the guard and reserve. Gate City Bank has recently been recognized with this prestigious award. Gate City was founded…

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Otter Tail County lies in one of the most celebrated and historic flyways on the continent when regarding the canvasback, a revered species that’s considered the ultimate duck by many veteran water fowlers.

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Gov. Tim Walz announced the state’s second quarter exports increased, welcomed students on their first day of school, visited an Islamic center in Minneapolis in response to recent vandalism and recommended Third Judicial District candidates.

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It was an eventful evening for two Fergus Falls women who got stranded on Annie Battle Lake after their canoes took on water.

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A former Elbow Lake man was sentenced to life in prison in a decades-old brutal murder cold case in Hennepin County Court on Sept. 9.

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Minnesota is home to 53 species of native trees. Of those species, seven are oak varieties: black, bur, chinkapin, northern pin, red, swamp white and white. Oak trees in general produce heavy, strong and durable wood that is used extensively in interior lumber applications and is prized for …

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